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Mathematics for Able Pupils

  • Offers you FREE enrichment material (Problems, Articles and Games) at all Key Stages that really can help to inspire and engage learners and embed RICH tasks into everyday practice.
  • Helps to promote RICH thinking in classrooms by offering on-line and face-to-face support at Primary and Secondary level.
  • Delivers professional development courses and workshops in rich mathematics.
  • Helps teachers to think strategically about 'next steps' and progression in problem solving.

The upper icon takes you to the teachers area and the lower icon to an area identifying activities for 'highly able' students.


  Although the Further Mathematics Support Programme is primarily for AS and A level teachers and students, it is also has things to offer for able pupils in KS3 and KS4.  Click on the icon to link to the North West page of the website.
Click on the icon to access GCSE Mathematics extension materials aimed at students who are working towards GCSE Mathematics and would benefit from exposure to mathematics beyond the GCSE specifications.


United Kingdom Mathematics Trust


The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.  Click on the icon to link to the website.



  World Class Arena is an international initiative designed to identify and assess gifted and talented students around the world.  At its heart are World Class Tests in mathematics and problem solving aimed at upper primary and lower secondary. It also offers classroom support materials and research.  Click on the icon to link to the website.


This website provides information on the qualities and needs of the gifted and talented learner in mathematics and provision which might support them most effectively.

This training module is intended to support mathematics departments considering their provision for able mathematicians. It presents a collaborative working session lasting approximately 75 minutes.


  This old National Strategis guided resource was designed to support mathematics subject leaders in raising the quality of provision for gifted and talented learners.  It could provide a useful starting point in identifying next steps for improving your provision. Click on the icon for a maths specific version which relates to 'Layer 2' mentioned in the generic guide above.